Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:10-12
1 Samuel 17 is the account of David and Goliath. Goliath was a Philistine who were evil, wicked giant people who conquered and destroyed anyone who got in their way. Before David picked his five stones, Saul tried to make him wear his royal armor. And it must have been quite the site considering Saul was a mature tall and well built man and David was a teenager, who, although probably muscular was inexperienced in warfare. Because Saul was the king and he respected him, he tried the armor on. However he soon found out the armor not only didn’t fit, but hindered him not of help to him. So David took it off and put on The Heavenly Kings armor, by telling Goliath, but I come to you in the name of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies—the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied (vs.45). Then took his slingshot and with only one stone put an end to Goliath’s life.
We too are given a custom made armor according to Ephesians 6, and like David we’re putting on a supernatural armor that knows no defeat only victory. Each piece has a protective purpose beyond anything of this world, becuase as today’s Scripture tells us we’re not fighting flesh and blood. We are in the supernatural battle of our lives, everything we have been dealing with can only truly be conquered by Almighty God as we stand against the evil that has become so pervasive in so many forms.
We can’t take on the challenges we’re facing alone, we need to stand in the power of Almighty God. When we put this armor on we too can say to whatever we’re facing, “I come before you in the name of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies” and you are a defeated foe! The Battle is not mine, it is the Lord’s!